Council backing for Cloughmills Bio Park

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BALLYMONEY Borough Council has thrown its weight behind plans for Cloughmills Bio Park.

Minutes circulated at a meeting of council last week read: “The Director (of Ballymoney Borough Services) gave an overview of the total concept as regards the council’s Old Mill Site and circulated two sets of plans.

“The first related to the ‘entrance’ lands and the facilities to be provided there with funding from RDP.

“The second set of plans which had been drawn up by C.A.T. (Cloughmills Action Team) in conjunction with Groundwork detailed the group’s proposals for the land to be leased from council and developed with funding from the Big Lottery; this project to be delivered by December 2012.

“The Director responded to member questions and intimated that C.A.T. had been established as a limited company.

“He advised that Council could assist practically with this part of the overall project by facilitating capital purchases, something with which the funder was content.”

It was proposed by DUP councillor Jason Atkinson and agreed to recommend that council endorse the proposals for the development of its land at Cloughmills and that it also facilitate C.A.T. with capital purchases in respect of its delivery of its part of the Cloughmills Bio Park Project.